Ok, so you have seen rheobuses and fanbuses everywhere. They are in your friend's computers, in your co-worker's computer, and even in your dog's computer. Well, maybe not everywhere, but there's nothing really new about them anymore. Sure, adjusting your fan speed is great, and yeah, the noise level not being so loud is nice, but what is the big deal anymore? Well my friends, size is what matters now. Everybody and their mother have seen rheobuses taking up space that could be used for your CD-ROM drive, but has your mother seen a rheobus that fits into a floppy bay? Maybe, but don't ruin my fun.
Derrik “ThEChRoNiC” Rogers compares old with new and then mixes ‘em all up. The Goliath was a formidable opponent in the HSF race last year; it replaced the original Gladiator. Derrick lets us know if the Gladiator 2 can top it’s big brothers cooling prowess. Here’s a quote:
“I was really kind of disappointed in the packaging of this combo but hey were not overclockin' with the box now are we? So I flip it on it’s side and one of the first features I notice is the use of a bracket which utilizes all 3 nubs on your socket. I personally feel all HSF manufacturers should stop making the single nub clamp out of pure respect for the consumer, kudos to OCZ on this feature.”
If you’re a LANner, chances are that you have a few MP3s on your computer. Okay, the chances are you have your entire CD collection ripped, and your friend’s entire CD collection ripped, and their friend’s entire CD collection ripped… There’s something incredibly alluring about the fusion of music and technology, two very integral parts of any LANner’s life. And who doesn’t enjoy good music? Chances are you’re a gadget geek as well. We LAN enthusiasts live for technology, so it’s only natural that we love little electronics bundles o’ love too, right? Today, we’ll take a look at four different entries in the MP3 player market, each packed with distinguishing features that aim to set them apart from the crowd. Shall we begin?
Another day, another RAM review. Today, we look at tried and tested Corsair PC3200 bearing the ‘TwinX-512’ seal of approval. Is Corsair really up to snuff, or just another hyped RAM maker? See how a matched pair of 256MB sticks perform in an nForce2 set-up. Here’s a snip:
“With prices on the drop and snazzy tricks everywhere, people are adding more and more memory to their computers. With programs taking up more RAM space and needing faster pipelines, heading up to 512MB or even a gigabyte of RAM is proving to be a smart move. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for in this business, and many people have found themselves with RAM that does not perform as advertised, is unstable, or just plain erroneous. One big name in the RAM biz lately has been Corsair. Today, we look at their TwinX PC3200 RAM in an nForce2 configuration.”
Nexus NX-4000 (400 watt) Power Supply Video Review
The Nexus NX-4000 is a 400 watt Power Supply with a twist. It's very quiet but offers all the juice needed even for current power hungry Computer Systems. Nexus also has a 300 watt Power Supply, however, with 400 watts you can be assured that this product will last through your future computer upgrades. Watch the Video to find out more..
The Madshrimps check out what a brandnew Geforce FX Ultra 5800 can do for your XP2000+ system. We compare it to the Geforce 4 Ti4200, ATI
Radeon 9700 Pro. And last but not least we upgrade the CPU to a XP2600+
and see if the GF4 Ti4200 gets enough extra juice to keep up with the